Return to mobile version

Wish Kid, Mackenzie, Finds Relief in Soothing Water of Marquis Hot Tub

Spa
The warming, therapeutic water of a hot tub is irresistible to 5-year old Mackenzie and more than anything in the world, she wanted her very own place to relax. Courtesy of Make-A-Wish and with the help of Marquis and many community partners including Ridgeland High School and its Kids For Wish Kids program, CPS Pools and Spas, Aqua Creek, Yates Construction, Edwards Electrical, Jackson Ready Mix, Puckett Rental and the City of Madison, her spa was revealed on September 24, 2016.

This spa contribution is part of the national sponsorship, created by Marquis to benefit Make-A-Wish chapters across the country. As the preferred provider for Make-A-Wish hot tub wishes, Marquis has helped grant more than 500 life-changing wishes since 2000. 

“Marquis, CPS Pools and Spas and so many other local partners are making a difference in Mackenzie’s life by helping to grant her hot tub wish,” said Brent Wilson, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Mississippi. “This will help Mackenzie and her family enjoy hours and hours of quality time together at home and give Mackenzie moments to be a carefree kid, without the worries of her illness.” 

The sponsorship was inspired by 17-year-old Andrea’s wish in 2000 to have a hot tub in her backyard. The hot tub eased the physical distress from her chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Now, 13 years later and cancer-free, Andrea continues to enjoy her Marquis hot tub. Her wish inspired Marquis to help with similar wishes; so far the sponsorship has generated more than $3 million in spa donations and discounts for Make-A-Wish. Marquis dealers nationwide are involved in granting wishes.


You might also be interested in ...

Latest Status Update

  • And that’s a wrap! Thanks for tuning in for the 14th season of #MyWish on ESPN’s SportsCenter to watch as athletes transformed the lives of wish kids. When children with critical illnesses meet their favorite athletes, they see the impossible as possible. They are inspired to feel stronger and more confident, because those they deeply admire bring them hope and encouragement at a time when they need it most – and this season showed just that. Learn more about the impact of a wish by visiting wish.org/mywish. ✨ Make-A-Wish America

Latest Tweet

  • And that’s a wrap! Thanks for tuning in for the 14th season of #MyWish on @ESPN’s @SportsCenter. Catch up on… https://t.co/wfAB08qjYN
Make-A-Wish® Mississippi
607 Highland Colony Parkway
Suite 100
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 366-9474
Toll Free (800) 819-4072
Make-A-Wish® Mississippi, Southern Region - Gulfport
P. O. Box 7488
Gulfport, MS 39506
(228) 575-8691
Emergency Cellular (601) 214-3472